WATCH: 8 full-length films to catch at CineFilipino 2018

Jace Amodo
PUBLISHED May 3, 2018 04:06 pm
Screenshot from “The Eternity Between Seconds” film trailer

(Inside Manila) Filipino identity and culture will be portrayed on the big screen again as CineFilipino Film Festival returns for its third edition on May 9 to 15 at participating theaters.


Spearheaded by Unitel Productions, Inc. and in partnership with Cignal TV, CineFilipino 2018 is set to celebrate “artistic and audience-friendly” films from established and up-and-coming filmmakers in the country. It is by this means that fresh cinematic voices are heard in the higher commercial platform, making it a well-loved film festival.


There will be a contest for feature-length films, short feature films, and super shorts. For the former, here are the trailers of the eight finalists:


Hitboy


Directed by Bor Ocampo


Trapped in a world of struggle and the egos of violent men, Alex has to find a way to maneuver around them or risk everything he has.



Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus


Directed by Dwein Baltazar


Aileen is a college student seemingly familiar with the streets of Avenida-Quiapo area and is the center of attraction of four different men.



Mata Tapang


Directed by Rod Marmol


In the process of healing, two brothers rediscover their life missions.



Delia & Sammy


Directed by Therese Anne Cayaba


Upon learning of her terminal illness, old, faded, and forgotten actress Delia has to look for a family to take care and leave her difficult husband, Sammy, with before she dies.



The Eternity Between Seconds


Directed by Alec Figuracion


Two strangers stuck in an airport take their time and find comfort in each other.



Poon


Directed by Roni Supangan Benaid


Loyal church servant Claudia and her daughter experiences disturbing things after bringing a mysterious image of a saint to their home.



Mga Mister ni Rosario


Directed by Alpha Habon


Rosario loves getting into various characters to match her method actor husband’s role in movies—that is until he gets his dream role as a killer.



Excuse Me Po


Directed by Ronald Espinosa Batallones


Hilda, a 65-year-old Senior Citizen, makes a living out of begging inside and outside of the mall—a scam she’s willing to dive in towards a better life.



CineFilipino will be shown at CineLokal theaters, namely SM Fairview, SM North, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, Gateway, and Greenbelt 1. The short film will be shown at microcinemas Black Maria and Cinema Centenario.




For more information, visit www.cinefilipino.com or follow CineFilipino on Facebook.

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